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Postcard

  • Place of origin:

    Germany (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1903 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    colour halftone

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Dr E. J. Dingwall

  • Museum number:

    E.524:467-2001

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level F, case X, shelf 507, box II

The Milford Haven Collection consists of 442 specimans of French, Italian and German erotic postcards of considerable interest including a number of rare movable cards, all dating from the early years of the twentieth century. The collection illustrates with great clarity the various styles particular to each region. The cards have been arranged in three albums, according to the subject matter with which they deal, highlighting the original collector's strong interest in scatological subjects.

Physical description

A postcard depicting ten children dressed in white smocks playing in a nursery while another child peeps in through the window. There are three chamber pots in the room, and a dog is peering into one.

Place of Origin

Germany (made)

Date

ca. 1903 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown (artist)

Materials and Techniques

colour halftone

Marks and inscriptions

'SECTIONS 7 8 10 11 12 / Post Cards / The Milford Haven Collection / of / Post Cards. / Numbers 323 - 326 / " 336 - 340 / " 420 - 441 / " 453 - 504 / " 508 - 515'
Labels and text printed on album cover

Dimensions

Height: 13.6 cm album, Width: 21 cm album, Depth: 5.5 cm album, Height: 9 cm card, Width: 14 cm card

Object history note

This collection of 'Cartes postales fantaisistes' was at one time part of the collection of a member of the Milford Haven family. The collection consists of 442 postcards mounted in three bound albums and accompanied by a typed catalogue dated 1960. It was acquired in 1960 by E.J. Dingwell.

Descriptive line

Postcard, ten children in a nursery, some chamberpots around, colour halftone, German, ca.1903, Series 152

Materials

Printing ink; Card

Techniques

Printing; Photography

Subjects depicted

Postcards; Children; Toys; Dogs; Chamber pots

Categories

Postcards; Ephemera; Erotica

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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